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Crushed ice only

I get crushed ice regardless off crusehed or cubed selected

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  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    Your solution took care of it-Thank You!!

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. I get crushed ice now instead of cubes when cubes is selected with my frigidaire side by side.

  • tlmoore724 Jan 20, 2009

    Thank You! We have gone several months with only crushed ice. I spent 7min like you suggested with a blow dryer in the freezer (which my family thought I was nuts) and we have cubed ice again. Thank you!!!!!

  • L.A. INGRAM Dec 19, 2011

    TOOK OUT THE ICEMAKER HOLDING BOX AND THERE WAS A FORK LIKE METAL OBJECT IN THE BACK THAT WAS STUCK. I APPLIED HAIR DRYER TO THIS OBJECT AND GOT IT TO TURN FREELY.
    PROBLEM SOLVED AND NOW MY ICE MAKER DISTRIBUTES CUBES WHEN IT
    IS SUPPOSED TO.
    THANKS SO MUCH

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Thank you for contacting Electrolux Major Appliance. Please remove the
ice bucket. Against the back freezer wall, you will see a square
opening with either a white or clear switch that can be adjusted up to
down. If you have a blow dryer, blow dry the square opening for 7 min's.
Once done, adjust the switch. It will either move freely or will
remain in its opposite position. Replace the ice bucket. This should allow
cubed ice.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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Pull out your ice bin.  in the back of the bin you will see a rod protruding from one side.  That rod goes into an opening in the rear of the freezer. the plastic piece in that opening raises and lowers the arm on the ice bin giving you crushed or cubed ice.  check to see if that plastic piece is froze up or if your rod got stuck on top of it.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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